Being prepared for a hurricane can mean the difference between life and death. It’s recommended to evacuate if such an order has been given. However, if you stay at home, remain inside and away from windows and doors. In addition, stay tuned to local and national alerts by using a battery-powered portable radio. In advance of a hurricane, figure out how to shut off your home’s main power, water and gas. If you use a portable generator or candles, be sure to do so safely. Lastly, pay attention to whether water is entering your home from the outside. If this happens, turn off the main power immediately.
- During the storm stay as far away as you can from glass and objects that can hit you.
- Prepare if you can by making sure everything will be good when the power goes out.
- When the power does go out make sure you know how to actually use your hurricane equipment.
“Prepare if you can by making sure everything will be good when the power goes out.”